This page is an attempt to make generating a Coast Guard approved
waste management plan a bit easier. Simple fill in the blanks
and press the submit button. A new window will appear with your
customized waste management plan ready to print. Put a piece of
fancy parchment paper in your printer for a very official looking
document. I took this form directly from a Coast Guard site so
I think it is pretty close to the real thing, but I don't guarantee
that it will be accepted so use at your own risk Go here
to see a sample plan I generated for my boat.
1. This plan describes policy and procedures for handling this
vessel's garbage according to MARPOL Annex V and 33 CFR Subparts
151.51 through 151.77. As Captain, I am responsible for carrying
out this plan. All crewmembers and embarked persons shall follow
the instructions in this plan. It is the general policy of this
vessel that all food waste and
garbage will be retained on board for proper disposal ashore.
2. Waste for this vessel is collected (where) and stored (location). When moored, all waste will be carried
from the vessel and disposed of (location of dumpster, etc.). Plastics and waste containing
plastic materials will never be discharged into the water from
this vessel regardless of location.
3. When sailing on inland waters or at sea within 12 nautical
miles of land, no food, garbage or waste of any type will be discharged.
When on an extended voyage, beyond 12 nautical miles from land,
certain non-plastic and non-floating waste may be discharged if
storage space is not available. In this case, all plastics (including
foamed plastic) are to be
segregated from other wastes and stored on board for proper disposal
ashore. Only those materials permitted for discharge according
to the MARPOL Annex V placard may be discharged in the water.
In no case will waste of any kind be discharged into the water
without my prior inspection and explicit permission.
4. If you have any questions about this plan, waste handling
procedures or materials that may be discharged, please consult
Fill in the blanks and press the Submit button. A page suitable
for printing will be displayed.